• About APDG

The Australian Production Design Guild was established in 2009 as a non-profit organisation that aims to:

  • Represent designers and their associates in screen, stage, events, interactivity and animation across Australia.
  • Recognise and nurture excellence in design through awards, mentoring and accreditation.
  • Raise the profile of stage and screen design and facilitate a vibrant design community.

FULL members must be Australian residents or citizens working in stage or screen design. APDG accredited members are FULL members who have been granted accreditation by the APDG. Accredited members keep their accreditation status in retirement.

CONCESSION members are students, teachers and retired practitioners of stage and screen design who are Australian residents or citizens.

FRIEND members are individuals or businesses based anywhere in the world who are practitioners of, are interested in, or are affiliated with stage and screen design. FRIENDS of the APDG cannot enter the APDG Awards, serve on APDG committees or apply for APDG accreditation but are encouraged to participate in the vibrant international community facilitated by the guild.


  • George Liddle APDG – President
  • Fiona Donovan APDG – Vice President
  • Marta McElroy
  • Peter Sheehan APDG

Steering committees


  • George Liddle APDG – President
  • Fiona Donovan APDG – Vice President
  • Valentina Iastrebova  – Treasurer
  • Stephen Curtis – Live Performance Design Committee Chair
  • Fiona Donovan APDG – Screen Design Committee Co-Chair / Website Content Co-Manager.
  • Tim Ferrier – Screen Design Committee Co-Chair
  • Scott Bird APDG – Screen Design Committee Co-Chair
  • Igor Nay – Representative to the Australian Film Industry
  • Danielle Alexander – Social Media Manager
  • Jacinta Leong APDG – Facebook Manager
  • Daniel Willis – Website Manager
  • Jane Healy – Awards Co-manager
  • Tamara Popper – Awards Co-manager
  • Paul Matthews – Emerging Design Co-Manager & Live Performance Design Committee
  • Tobhiyah Stone Feller – MENTORAPDG Program Live Performance Co-ordinator & Emerging Designer Co-Manager
  • Diaan Wajon – MENTORAPDG Program Screen Co-ordinator
  • Michael Rumpf – Screen Education Manager
  • Jennifer Irwin APDG – Live Performance Design Committee
  • Anna Tregloan – Live Performance Design Committee
  • Eamon D’Arcy – Live Performance Design Committee
  • Marta McElroy


  • Aphrodite Kondos – Victorian Committee Chair
  • Marg Horwell – Victorian Live Performance Representative
  • Simon McCutcheon
  • Scott Zero
  • Robert Perkins
  • Rolland Pike
  • Leon Salom
  • Sean Denis
  • Jo Briscoe
  • Mark Anttonen


  • Michelle McGahey APDG – Queensland Committee Co-Chair
  • Michael Rumpf – Queensland Committee Co-Chair


  • Emma Fletcher – Western Australia Committee Chair


  • Peter Sheehan APDG – Australian Capital Territory Committee Chair


  • Casey Van Sebille – South Australian Committee Chair

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